Glass has become a preferred splashback material for modern homes. Its brightness, ease of maintenance, mould resistance, and aesthetic versatility are just some of the reasons for its rising popularity. You may have seen it in interior décor magazines sporting various styles. You could get those looks for your kitchen as well. Brad from SF Kitchen Renovations suggests we consider the following when choosing a new glass splashback:
1. Keep it simple and small to reduce cost.
The cost of glass can be prohibitive. Price is one of the reasons why others opt for cheaper tiles. If you want the look of glass for less, then keep it simple and small. This should enable you to get your ideal splashback on a tight budget. Adhere to a rectangular design instead of having cut-outs. For a dash of personality, use uniform colour instead of complex designs.
2. Add graphics to grab attention.
If you have a bit of cash to spare, then you can really get creative with the design. Glass is translucent so it’s possible to install a print behind the panel to make that section of the wall stand out. It could be a family picture, a favourite vacation spot, a sports team’s logo, or anything else that you have in mind. The panel is moisture, stain, and heat-resistant so it can keep the graphics looking new for longer.
3. Use mirrors to make the room look bigger.
Mirrors reflect light and add depth to any space. If you have a small kitchen, then using mirror splashbacks is a great way to make the room feel bigger. Use this visual trick to your advantage. Paint the walls and the cabinets white to maximise the effect. Open nearby windows to welcome natural light.
As you can see, there are plenty of ways to incorporate a glass splashback in your kitchen. Choose according to your resources and your needs to get the right fit.